Kasabian have shared a new single called ‘The Wall’ – you can listen to it below.
The song serves as the final preview of the Leicester band’s seventh album, ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’, due out on August 12 via Columbia.
The Wall,” which arrives today (July 29), finds frontman Serge Pizzorno in an introspective mood, singing about “regrets” and “getting old” over a stripped-down piano instrumental: “Why did you do it, Why why were you? must they lose control?” he sings.
Then the meditative ballad introduces a few scintillating keys into the break before Pizzorno escapes the “dark clouds inside my head.” In the triumphant part, he sings the chorus: “Get back up/Get back up again.”
Kasabian described ‘The Wall’ as a “special one” on social media, adding: “I hope you can vibe with it.”
In a statement, Pizzorno explained: “‘The Wall’ was probably written a year ago, maybe more.” At first, it was about having a hangover, so it started as a bit of a joke, but it doesn’t mean that anymore.”
He continued: “It’s weird that you start somewhere in your head and then when you finish it and re-read it, you’re like ‘No really, you know what…’ It’s perfect for this album. You hit a fucking wall, but you get up again.
The group have already previewed ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’ with the singles ‘ALYGATOR’, ‘SCRIPTVRE’ and ‘Chemicals’. The forthcoming record will be Kasabian’s first full-length since the departure of former frontman Tom Meighan in 2020.
Meighan was fired from the band after he was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend and now wife, Vikki Ager. Pizzorno later took on the role of lead singer.
During an interview with NME in May, Pizzorno said that the move to work had not changed his approach to songwriting. “I always did it my way,” he explained. “If anything, it’s more fun to be able to watch the show live.”
He continued, “When you see someone singing words that came from them, there is something magical about it. You can really feel what someone is trying to say through a charged performance. That’s when the Sparks fly.”
Kasabian are set to hit the road for a UK and Ireland tour this October – you can find remaining tickets here.
Last weekend the band headlined the Truck Festival and Tramlines. Reviewing his performance at the last event, NME wrote: “Tonight it seems that Pizzorno has always been at the forefront of waiting, amid the fumes from the sparklers and the spent drinks, hoopla reigns. “